News & Agenda
07 October 2021
Making surgical instruments from medical waste
In Dutch hospitals, over a million kilos of blue ‘wrapping paper’ is used each year to keep medical instruments sterile. After they have been used, they create an enormous mountain of waste. Researchers Tim Horeman and Bart van Straten devised a method to melt down this blue polypropylene wrapping paper and turn it into a new medical device.
05 October 2021
Rubicon grant for Sebastien Callens
Sebastien Callens, (former) researcher at the Department of BioMechanical Engineering in the field of biomaterials and bone implants, has received a Rubicon grant for a research stay abroad. He will be conducting research on bone mineralisation at Imperial College London. Callens is one of the 24 researchers who has received this grant from NWO.
04 October 2021
John van den Dobbelsteen in various media
14 September 2021
Mathias Peirlinck in various media
10 September 2021
TU Delft, NFI and police develop smart technique for forensic photography
Every trace or other piece of evidence at a crime scene has to be thoroughly examined. Traces that cannot be taken away or stored, such as blood spatters, is visualised with a ruler to indicate its size. TU Delft and the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) have developed a new method for the police that will soon make the ruler obsolete and make it easier to measure all kinds of forensic evidence.
05 August 2021
Marco Reijne in various media
02 August 2021
Arend Schwab in various media
15 July 2021
Liselore Tissen in various media
13 July 2021
Clinical Technology students showcase care innovations and complete bachelor’s degree
During the KTO closing symposium, 109 bachelor students presented impressive examples of technological innovations for healthcare that they developed with medical centres. It was a win-win situation: the students completed their bachelor’s degree and the healthcare institutions can further develop and apply these exciting ideas.
05 July 2021
Technology built into baseball jersey prevents injuries
Bart van Trigt, researcher at TU Delft’s Department of BioMechanical Engineering, worked with a team of scientists and scientific entrepreneur Erik van der Graaff to develop an injury model to reduce injuries: Pitch Perfect. Van Trigt received an ‘Implementeren met impact’ grant from ZonMw, which he can now use to test the injury model on Dutch players.